First Friends Montessori

First Friends Montessori has been in business for 18 years in Placerville this fall.
They attribute their success to all the wonderful families and children who have helped make it grow.
The school is a private preschool serving infants through 6 years Of age.
We offer preschool, school day and Fullday programs. The Montessori curriculum includes study areas in Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math, and Cultural Studies.
The main object of Montessori Education is to develop Order, Coordination, Concentration and Independence.
The materials in the classroom are all hands on materials developed by Maria Montessori.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 24 students
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-4
Year Founded
1997
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
24 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
8 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are First Friends Montessori often compared to?
First Friends Montessoriis often viewed alongside schools like Cedar Springs Waldorf School by visitors of our site.
When is the application deadline for First Friends Montessori?
The application deadline for First Friends Montessori is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
First Friends Montessori came highly recommended by our neighbor who had their daughter enrolled. Now our daughter has been going to First Friends for two years and she loves it, just thriving. Ms. Araceli teaches the younger class and our daughter adores her! She helped complete her potty training which most preschool/Montessori programs won't do. Ms. Araceli teaches some Spanish which my husband and I love. Her speech was significantly improved after enrollment. The building is a bit older but I have seen constant improvements inside and out in our time there. Mrs. Maggie owns the school and teaches the older children, our daughter will attend her class next year. It's clear early childhood development is her passion. We love the big yard full of activities for endless play, chickens, and a garden! Even I have made friends at First Friends!
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5  
Our experience at First Friends Montessori has exceeded expectations. My son has attended this school for the past two years and is now more than ready to start his journey as a Kindergartner. The curriculum taught allows each student to grow at their own pace, while also providing the structure needed at this age. There are no words to describe the excellence of the teachers. They're compassionate and sincerely care about each child there! We are going to miss this school and couldn't recommend it highly enough! You won't be disappointed.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 24 students
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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